Chiltern Bookshops Events


Join us to hear authors chat about their current publication and share the inspiration behind their books. Come alone or with friends – the atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed, and we generally serve refreshments. These are really sociable occasions: great opportunities to meet like-minded people, as well as to hear how a writer thinks or writes or researches. Listening to someone talk about their work – fiction or non-fiction – brings it to life. If you’ve already read the book, you’ll understand it in a new light; if you’ve still to start, then once you’ve had an author’s insights, the words will spring off the page in a very specific and personal way.

The talk generally lasts around an hour, including questions from the audience. Afterwards, there’s usually the chance to meet the writer and ask them to sign a copy of their book.

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An evening with John Lewis-Stempel

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

‘That John Lewis-Stempel is one of the best nature writers of his generation is undisputed.’ – Country Life Our countryside is iconic: a series of...

An evening with Ned Palmer

Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, WD3 6AS The Green, Sarratt, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Join expert Cheeesemonger Ned Palmer, for a celebration of all things French cheese! Charles de Gaulle famously said it was impossible to govern a country...

An evening with Julian Clary

Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN

We can't wait to welcome author, actor and comedian Julian Clary to Chorleywood, where he'll be chatting about his new novel Curtain Call to Murder. It is opening...

An evening with Rory Cellan-Jones

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

In January 2022, the Cellan-Jones-Coyle family said goodbye to their beloved elderly Collie Cross, Cabbage. Newly retired, Rory had become inseparable from her during daily...

An evening with Meera Sodha

Chorleywood Library Lower Road, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

‘The ability to put a good dinner on the table has become my superpower and I want it to be yours too.' Join award winning...